•          Schedule of Events

    Schedule of Events

Upcoming Events

The Society provides exciting, dynamic (and usually free!) programs on Thursday nights and weekends! Visitors can hear an artist talk, see a demonstration, take a workshop, or attend an opening reception. Browse below or look at our Events Calendar to see what's next!

Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston: Free Opening Reception / Tuesday, September 10, 6-9pm

Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston: Free Opening Reception / Tuesday, September 10, 6-9pm

Join us for the opening reception of our new exhibition!

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Artist Talk: Michelle Lougee / Saturday, September 14, 2-3pm

Artist Talk: Michelle Lougee / Saturday, September 14, 2-3pm

Artist, sculptor, and ceramist Michelle Lougee talks about her work and inspiration. Michelle’s work addresses the impact of our consumerist society on nature, and the duality of that relationship.

“In my art, I strive to replicate the animated quality that all living things possess. That is what makes nature beautiful. My job as an environmental artist is to capture that beauty in my work while instilling a message into it.” - M.L.

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Movie Screening: Paper Lanterns / Thursday, September 18, 7-9pm

Movie Screening: Paper Lanterns / Thursday, September 18, 7-9pm

In this one-hour documentary, Boston filmmaker Barry Frechette captures the amazing story of 12 American POWs and the man that refused to let them be forgotten. The film concludes with Tōrō nagashi, a ceremony that takes place every August 6th where paper lanterns are floated down the river in front of the Hiroshima Peace Museum symbolizing the spirits departing back to the other world.
A Q+A session with the filmmaker will follow the screening.

This event commemorates the 60-year Sister City pairing of Boston and Kyoto.

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Artist Workshop: Crochet Plastic Baskets with Michelle Lougee / Saturday, September 28, 11am

Artist Workshop: Crochet Plastic Baskets with Michelle Lougee / Saturday, September 28, 11am

Michelle Lougee uses repurposed plastic to create organic forms which emphasize ever-present plastic in our culture. In this workshop, bring in your plastic bags (ones that are thinner than trash bags, like grocery and newspaper bags, work best) and learn how to create “plarn” (plastic yarn), then transform this material into crafted baskets and vessels.

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Tea Ceremony / Saturday, September 28, 2-3pm

Tea Ceremony / Saturday, September 28, 2-3pm

Join us for an intimate tea ceremony: Clayton Myers will make and share tea with 4 guests in this traditional ceremony hosted at the SA+C. Participants will get to experience tea as it has been made in Japan for hundreds of years, as well as the tools and movements that are specific to Japanese tea culture. (Observers may purchase tickets to watch the proceedings.)

$10 observer, $45 participant

This event is alongside the Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston exhibition, which features over 60 works from Japanese craftspeople.

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Exploring Ideas of Art and Craft in Japanese Food Work / Thursday, October 3, 6:30-7:30pm

Exploring Ideas of Art and Craft in Japanese Food Work / Thursday, October 3, 6:30-7:30pm

Join us at this free talk as professor and curator Merry White shares insights into the art and craft of Japanese food-preparation and presentation.
"Japanese food is often touted for its aesthetic qualities, raising food to the same level as more permanent works of beauty. This discussion we will cover industrial, domestic and artisanal foods as objects of taste and beauty, with some surprising stories. It’s not all kaiseki." - Merry White

This event is alongside the Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston exhibition, which features over 60 works from Japanese craftspeople. Photo courtesy of Boston University.

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Book Launch: BARNSTORMING / Thursday, October 10, 7pm

Book Launch: BARNSTORMING / Thursday, October 10, 7pm

In celebration of the impending World Series, SA+C is pleased to present the launch of Boston author Jonathan Carroll’s novel, Barnstorming. A historical fiction piece that chronicles the first white man to play in the Negro Baseball Leagues, Barnstorming captures a time during the 1940’s in the United States when civil rights and racial integration began to take hold. This brilliant, original story is a journey through the crossroads of race relations, family ties, and traditions as individuals move forward in a changing world. Join us for a reading and discussion with the author.

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Honoring the Lineage: Textile Traditions and Beyond / Saturday, October 12, 2-3pm

Honoring the Lineage: Textile Traditions and Beyond / Saturday, October 12, 2-3pm

Joins us for this free talk as artist Amy Nguyen shares the traditional Japanese methods of shibori, roketsuzome, and katazome. She will speak about daily practice and contemplation, and what it means to be inspired and learn from another culture. Amy will bring some current work-in-progress to illustrate.

This event is alongside the Kogei-Kyoto at SA+C Boston exhibition, which features over 60 works from Japanese craftspeople.
Image credit: Amy Nguyen

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Artist Studio Tour of Gloucester / Saturday, October 26, 9am

Artist Studio Tour of Gloucester / Saturday, October 26, 9am

Join us on a tour of select Gloucester and Essex artist studios, lead by local artist Claire Sanford. Visait the studios of Chris Williams, Brad Story, Mary Hughes & Caro-Gray Bosca, Annie Melancon, and Charlie Crowley & Claire Sanford. Participants will have an opportunity to grab lunch at Lobsta Land, a seasonal mainstay showcasing local seafood with inventive dishes such as Lobster Bouillabaisse, and conclude with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Claire and Charlie’s home in Gloucester. A charter bus will leave SA+C's Seaport location in Boston at 9am, and arrive back at 8pm. Trip is limited to 25 people.

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Child's Play: Opening Reception / Thursday, November 21, 6-9pm

Child's Play: Opening Reception / Thursday, November 21, 6-9pm

Like Craft, toys and games bring out joy and amusement through interaction, shared memories, and imagination. Let’s re-discover a love of handcrafted toys, collectibles, and games. There is no age requirement for having fun!

Image credit: Brett Kern

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